Premiere Pro CS3: Essentials

Premiere Pro CS3: Essentials


Total Run Time: 6 hrs

Total Training for Adobe Premiere Pro CS3: Essentials will get you up and running on the fundamental skills in no time. This video series helps you learn how to capture raw video from your camera, edit it into a great piece, and output it to tape, disc and web formats.


  • Learn how to capture video from your camera to your computer
  • Get better equipped at turning good video into great video using the effects tools
  • See how to edit audio to make your video projects sound their best
  • Discover how to adjust the preferences in Premiere Pro CS3 to make it convenient for your needs
  • Explore the many output options including video to tape, disc, and web formats


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In this Premiere Pro CS3: Essentials series, you’ll learn how to use many of the video and audio effects Premiere Pro has to offer to fix problematic footage and make your content look and sound spectacular. You’ll walk away knowing how to create graphics and text titles for your video projects, as well as slideshows.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: THE POWER OF PREMIERE PR (14 min)

  1. The Project & the Project Files
  2. An Introduction to Non-Linear Editing
  3. Creating a Title & Rendering the Scene

  1. Starting a New Project
  2. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. Exploring General Preferences
  4. Setting Auto Save & Label Preferences
  5. Media, Titler & User Interface Preferences
  6. Customizing Your Workspace
  7. Project Panel View & Sort Options
  8. Customizing Project Panel Columns
  9. Searching for & Creating New Items
  10. Working with Bins
  11. The Source & Program Panels
  12. The Timeline Panel
  13. Manipulating Timeline Tracks
Chapter 3: LOGGING & CAPTURING VIDEO (24 min)

  1. Setting Device Control Preferences
  2. Setting Scratch Disks & Capture Preferences
  3. Project Playback Settings
  4. Exporting to Tape
  5. Logging & Organizing Clips
  6. Batch Capturing
Chapter 4: BASIC EDITING (30 min)

  1. Editing with the Razor Blade Tool
  2. Setting In & Out Points to Trim Footage
  3. Lifting, Extracting & Ripple Deleting
  4. Using the Ripple Edit Tool
  5. Using the Roll Tool
  6. Editing with the Trim Monitor
  7. Adjusting Edits with the Slip & Slide Tools
Chapter 5: WORKING WITH AUDIO (46 min)

  1. Audio Preferences
  2. Source Channel Mapping
  3. Working with Audio in the Source Panel
  4. Adding Keyframes with the Pen Tool
  5. The Audio Mixer
  6. Audio Mixer Automation
  7. Adding Audio Effects & Filters
  8. Exporting Audio

  1. The Effects Panel & the Effect Controls Panel
  2. Applying Transitions to a Sequence
  3. Adjusting Transitions in the Effect Controls Panel
  4. Applying Video Filters
  5. Affecting Speed
  6. Color Correcting Basics
  7. Working with the Effect Controls Panel
  8. Saving an Effects Preset
  9. Customizing an Iris Wipe
Chapter 7: EXPLORING THE TITLER (53 min)

  1. Introduction to the Titler
  2. The Text Tools
  3. The Pen Tools
  4. The Shape Tools
  5. Creating a Custom Credit Roll, Part 1
  6. Creating a Custom Credit Roll, Part 2
  7. Creating a Custom Graphic
  8. Adding Text to the Custom Graphic
  9. Placing the Custom Graphic in the Timeline

  1. Importing & Organizing Still Images
  2. Using the Automate to Sequence Function
  3. Arranging Images by Selection Order
  4. Animating Still Images
  5. Creating Zooms with Scale Keyframes
  6. Animating Several Attributes Together
  7. Easing Keyframes
  8. Copying & Pasting Keyframes
  9. Adding Music to the Slideshow
  10. Fading In & Out of the Slideshow
Chapter 9: EXPORTING YOUR PROJECT (28 min)

  1. Using the Project Manager
  2. Exporting a Movie
  3. Exporting Frames
  4. Using the Adobe Media Encoder
  5. Exporting to Adobe Encore(R) CS3
  6. Creating DVD Menus & Chapters in Encore
  7. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Jason BarbosaJason Barbosa is an editor and director who honed his production skills at William Paterson University. After studying Communication, Broadcast and Film, he began freelancing on small productions in New York City, building up his arsenal of production equipment, before eventually going it on his own. He currently produces events, music videos and promotional videos for Stand-up comedians. When he isn’t working on a production, you can find Jason in the studio presenting and teaching, or logged onto one of his multi player PC games, another one of his other passions.